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Preparing for Higher Exams in Maths and Science – NESCol

Preparing for Higher Exams in Maths and Science – NESCol

NESCol are offering a series of short courses available to assist those preparing for end of year exams in Higher Sciences and Maths.

Over seven evening sessions in the weeks leading up to the final exam, learners will work in small groups with other candidates to practice exam-style questions. Coaching during the class will help them improve the way they approach a range of questions. We will also cover aspects of the curriculum which have been identified as poorly answered in previous exams.

All classes are 18.00-21.00 and run at our Aberdeen City Campus (Gallowgate). Further details of the courses is available through the links below:

Preparation for Higher Biology – commencing 4th March

Biology – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Chemistry – commencing 20th  March

Chemistry – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Maths – commencing 13th and 14th March

Maths – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Physics – commencing 27th February

Physics – North East Scotland College (

Preparation for Higher Computing Science – commencing 30th March

Computing Science – North East Scotland College (

National Apprenticeship Week – W/C February 5th 2024

National Apprenticeship Week – W/C February 5th 2024

National Apprenticeship Week starts on Monday 5th February 2024.

National Apprenticeship Week 2024 LIVE – 

Find out more information regarding apprenticeships and hear from Companies such as M Group Services, National Nuclear Laboratory, Arnold Clark, Weightmans, ABP Beef, BT, and many more will be joining us each day.

They will be discussing the stereotypes surrounding apprenticeships and highlighting the incredible opportunities they offer within their organisations, including degree apprenticeships. This is a fantastic chance to hear directly from current apprentices about their own experiences.

If interested you can REGISTER for NAW 2024 LIVE by clicking on the following link to Register Now

We are looking forward to celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2024 with you and a community of apprenticeship enthusiasts.

Skills Development Scotland – Options Choices Webinar Thursday 7th December

Skills Development Scotland – Options Choices Webinar Thursday 7th December

SDS are delivering a national webinar for parents and carers of S2 and S3 pupils on Option Choices.  The webinar will take place on Thursday the 7th of December at 6.30pm.  This session aims to give parents and carers information about the support SDS offer young people at option choice time, as well as highlighting questions and information young people should consider when making these decisions and an introduction to SDS resources available to support young people and parents and carers.

@skillsdevscot careers advisers are hosting a webinar for parents and carers on 7 Dec at 6:30pm to discuss option choices, and resources and support available from Skills Development Scotland.


Register here:



S3 Project Based Learning – Legacies of Slavery

S3 Project Based Learning – Legacies of Slavery

S3 pupils visited the Legacies of Slavery exhibition at Aberdeen University library, as part of their ongoing PBL (Project Based Learning) on the theme of racism. The exhibition provided an interesting insight into the local connections Aberdeen has with slavery, allowing students to make real-world connections between their learning and their local area. 


Pupils took part in a workshop, exploring the importance of a name and the impact on personal identity- something that was removed for slaves. They also looked into some of the names of streets and places in the local area with links to the slave trade (Jamaica Street, Sugarhouse Lane, Imperial Place). Also discussed was the fact that slave names have been erased from history, all record of their original identity has been lost/removed. However, the names of the slave traders remain famous. 


The exhibition contained a variety of interesting materials including the stories of the slaves who lived and worked here. The economic impact of slavery was also explained- some famous Aberdeen landmarks were built with proceeds of the slave trade.  Shockingly, the compensation paid to slave owners was such a large amount that the debt was only paid off in full in 2015- the abolition of slavery occurred in 1833. 


Many thanks to all involved at the University of Aberdeen for the production of such an interesting and important exhibition- our visit was an eye-opening one and provided our learners with an invaluable learning experience.

S5/6 Work Experience in Technology

S5/6 Work Experience in Technology

An opportunity has arisen for S5 and S6 pupils interested in a career in Technology to attend work experience. The events are in Glasgow but may be of interest to some S5/6 pupils.

Please use the links to learn more about the J.P. Morgan Work Experience Day and Application Masterclass events.


Eligibility criteria:

  • JPM Work Experience – S5 and S6 students (no students over 18)
  • JPM Application Masterclass – S5 (no students over 18)



Head Start Young Drivers Event

Head Start Young Drivers Event

Head Start Young Drivers.

There is a fantastic opportunity for young people aged 14-17 to get their first taste of driving in a professional and safe environment with our experienced instructors.

The first session will run at Grampian Transport Museum, Alford (on the outdoor track) still to be confirmed but provisionally Sunday 27 August.

Prices are still to be confirmed but they will include the session and admission to the museum to make it a really fun day out for the whole family.

If any students would be interested in participating, they (or their parents/guardians) can contact us in the first instance at:

Alford Golf Club

Alford Golf Club

Alford Golf Club are valued partners of Alford Academy and our pupils are increasingly working with the club throughout our curriculum.

Our S3 Business pupils are bringing learning outcomes to life with students working on the clubs advertising and marketing to improve their social media presence and office handling.

Our Hospitality Foundation Apprenticeship students have been working in the kitchen and front of house to develop their hospitality/teamwork and communication skills which has been very successful.



The Golf Club would like to invite all non golfing members to an introduction to golf taster session on Saturday 13th May.
Come along to this free event to learn the basics of golf with our coaches. Then into the clubhouse for a refreshment afterwards.

Young junior (12 and under) 11.00 – 12.00
Adults 13.00 – 14.30

For more details or to reserve a place, please contact the club on 019755 62178 or email

RGU Virtual Parents Information Evening

RGU Virtual Parents Information Evening

Virtual Parents Night

RGU are offering an opportunity for prospective students to engage with the University, in the format of a ‘Virtual Parents Evening’. This will take place on the 17th of May 2023, where late applicants and offer holders can join a ‘Zoom’ event with their parent or guardian to hear about all things RGU. There will be scheduled presentations throughout the session on Student Life, Accommodation, Study Skills, Student Finance, Support and Wellbeing, Placements and a chance to hear direct from RGU students themselves on their experience of University.


Date: 17th of May 2023

Time: 1800 – 1930

Platform: Zoom (online)


Register HERE

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